Six ways you can save money at Oktoberfest

The greatest beer-drinking event on Earth is right around the corner. The annual Oktoberfest takes place in Munich, Germany from September 21 through October 6. If you haven’t been, you really should go. You don’t know the true meaning of beer until you’ve sat in a huge tent drinking it from one-liter mugs, surrounded by […]

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9flats hosts now can earn money in Bitcoins

9flats announces its full support for Bitcoin as payment methods for both guests and hosts.

A Personal note from Stephan Uhrenbacher, CEO of 9flats

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Payment methode bitcoin

9flats accepts payments with Bitcoins

9flats is introducing the payment method Bitcoins that is to offer a new easy and fast way of paying instant bookings. The globally valid booking method is growing in popularity and provides a high level of safety thanks to a complex encryption code.

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People watching in Istanbul


Made your New Year’s travel resolutions for 2013 yet?

Didn’t get away as much as you wanted to in 2012? Here are some ideas to travel more and smarter in 2013…

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The 9flats team goes to Istanbul

travel tips

Intoxicating Istanbul: insider guide from the 9flats team

Wanna know how to take fifteen excitable people to Istanbul, and keep them oohing, aaahing and eating for three days? Here’s how…

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We have a new look


Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: what’s new at 9flats?

Wondering what we do all day? Here are some of the latest improvements we’ve been working on for you as a guest or a host.

(photo: Cea, Flickr)

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TNW interviews Stephan Uhrenbacher


Interview with Stephan Uhrenbacher

Our co-founder and CEO talks about standing out as a start-up at the recent Dublin web summit…

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Fairytales and Christmas, strange bedfellows


What have fairytales got to do with Christmas?

Once upon a time in winter… the first snowflakes fell like feathers from the sky. The 9flats editorial team sat in their Berlin office and pondered to themselves: how come our German colleagues insist that fairytales are an inherent part of Christmas? And how did such different cultural influences find their way into this annual holiday?

Poster design: Rowan Stocks-Moore

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Borja, Gran Canarian and 9flats customer services


The Canaries: Spring… for eternity

Think the Canaries is too touristy? Not so! It’s surprisingly easy to find delicious, local food, bustling markets and unspoiled beaches. Especially when you go there with a local…

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1980s, the new vintage

TRavel tips

Vintage. The view from London.

Find out the insider view on vintage in London, and where to hunt for clothes, parties and more. Guest post by LeCool London.

Photo: visualnews.com

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Vintage travel


Retro, vintage… or just plain old?

Vintage is everywhere these days, from furniture, to clothes, to parties. But what does it actually mean? We investigate (and give you some insider ‘vintage travel’ tips)…

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Indian summer


How many swallows make an Indian summer?

Indian summer is a term you hear a lot, but what does it actually mean, and where’s the best place in the world to enjoy it?

Photo: ientu, Flickr

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9flats NEWS

Great response to iStopOver joining 9flats family

A week on from our iStopOver news, we’ve collected your responses, and we’re happy to say they’re pretty positive!

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9flats NEWS

9flats lands in the Americas

We’ve been dying to tell you, and now we finally can! 9flats has expanded into North America, with the acquisition of leading private rentals firm iStopOver…

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Ivan Lentil in the Veggielympics

Weird and wonderful

World exclusive… secret footage of the Veggielympics 2012

With all this Olympics talk, we felt like we should be getting involved too. But we missed out on the ticket lottery… what to do?

We decided to hold our very own, no expense spared, Veggielympics in the office kitchen. Have a look! (And find out some mad facts about Olympic sports you never knew before.)

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Sitting Buddha, outside Lisbon


Lucia’s Lisbon: Insider’s guide to Europe’s coolest city (part 3)

And so, the end, beautiful friends. Here’s the last day of Lúcia’s secret Lisbon guide.

This week, she cools things down a bit, taking you out of town to walk, meditate and drink some nice wine…

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Fado singers


Lúcia’s Lisbon: Insider’s guide to Europe’s coolest city (part 2)

Here it is! Part 2 of Lúcia’s secret Lisbon tour, full of more insider tips for you to discover in this amazing city. This week, it’s time to dive into the melodramatic, musical world of Fado…

(photo: pedrosimoes7, Flickr)

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Lucia's Lisbon guide


Lúcia’s Lisbon: Insider’s guide to Europe’s coolest city (part 1)

Amazing food, cool bars, sexy clubs… we can’t understand it, why has Lisbon been overlooked for so long? Here’s a very special insider’s guide to this box of Portuguese delights…

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Pin and win!


Show us the city you love and win €100!

Win a €100 9flats voucher, just for showing us the best bits of your favourite city on Pinterest. Here’s how to enter our ‘Pin City’ competition.

**Sorry, competition ended 6 July, you can click to see who won though…

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Happy Italian hosts

9flats news

And what do our hosts think of us?

We recently sent out a survey to our hosts asking them about why they host, and their experience with 9flats. Here’s what they said…

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